: longing for home and family while absent from them —home·sick·ness noun
I know I'm homesick but somehow I didn't know that this would include being physically sick. For the last month I've had everything including the flu, ear infection, tonsillitis, respiratory infection, allergies and food poisoning. I'm really glad there are only 6 weeks left.
Other than being sick in bed we are super excited to be in Spain for the next month and a half. This really is the best time of year to visit. The weather is incredible. It's green. Everybody seems to be a little happier. They have a lot of holidays (this equals more time with Drew)! In general it's a really nice place to be.
Don't get me wrong. We are even more excited to be moving home and curing our homesickness. We've bought the plane tickets, scheduled the movers, booked hotels and are now waiting for June 18. We're also getting really excited about living in a house in the suburbs. After living in a city for 5 years I guess it was bound to happen. I can't wait!
Isaac is enjoying school. His spanish is improving everyday. It's amazing how much he's learned. I really hope we can find ways to keep it up in the States. He's also really excited for a yard and a treehouse.
Stella is about to turn 3. I can't believe how much she has changed since we've been here. They really do grow up fast. She's a great mix of girly princess and rough and tough boy. She's adorable. She's really excited to start dance classes and gymnastics.
Joaquin is 8 1/2 months old. He's SO close to crawling. He has this little bum scooting mechanism that helps him get around. This is good and bad. Great that he has a little freedom to move around and bad that he now has no encouragement to crawl. I know he needs to learn but how do you make an eight month old crawl? Hopefully he just needs a little time. He was so sweet the other day. I was sick and he woke up from his nap early so of course I was bummed. But when I went in to get him he gave me the biggest smiles. He cuddled with me on the sofa for over a half an hour just smiling and enjoying his back rub. This kid is not a cuddler so it was extra special. I really enjoyed it!
Drew has been home a lot! We've had a few holidays and some more to come. He's also been able to help out a lot with me being in bed sick all the time. I really appreciate it! I love him so much!
Overall, we're really good and enjoying the parks and everything we can while we are here in Europe.